Gridiron Greatness: Cowboys Stadium Joins an Elite Team of Super Bowl Hosts

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The Arlington, Texas field is the latest stadium to be graced with the honor of hosting football’s biggest dance. Here’s a look at some of the historic stadiums it joins. (via TIME)

Even though this year is the 45th Super Bowl, only 20 stadiums have seen their seats overflowing with rowdy and raucous fans at football’s biggest game.

Cowboys Stadium opened in May 2009, making it just a toddler compared to the octogenarian Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which hosted Super Bowl I. A handful of hosts aren’t even in existence anymore, like New Orleans’ Tulane Stadium which hosted three Super Bowls in the 1970s before being demolished.

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This year’s venue, just outside of Dallas, cost more than $1 billion to build and features the not-so-secret largest jumbotron in the world, measuring 160 feet by 72 feet. The NFL is expecting more than 105,000 people at this year’s Super Bowl, a record attendance for the big game.

TIME presents a photo tribute to the 20 elite fields that have hosted the tailgates and touchdowns of the biggest football matchup of each season.

Click here to see the glorious photos.

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